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by sequestration because those are our nickels and dimes that go into the gas tax per gallon. that weren't affected by sequestration. the huge -- an extremely high and disproportionate number of air traffic control -- of transportation department's expenditures are air tra traffic -- air traffic controllers themselves. so we have this problem. but as leader reid-pound out -- pointed out, we have other problems. to stop cancer research, to cut back on n.i.h. and n.s.f. which hals been our seed corn? n.i.h. created a biotechnical, a biopharmaceutical industry that's second to none and employees -- employs millions of people in your state, madam president, and mine. and n.s.f. research basically created the internet. that has created millions of jobs and makes u.s. industry the envy of the world. so we're cutting our seed corn. the kinds of programs for veterans who are homeless, the kinds of programs for homebound seniors. the meat ax approach of sequestration cuts those across the board. now, my preference would be to close some tax loopholes to get rid of sequestration. i don't think we should give
. speaker. i appreciate you allowing me this time today. yesterday was tax day. and i've got taxes on my mind, mr. speaker. you know as most folks in this chamber do that h.r. 25, the fair tax, is the most widely co-sponsored, most widely supported fundamental tax reform legislation in the house and in the senate. both the house and the senate. 64 of our colleagues in the house, mr. speaker, have put their name on h.r. 25, the fair tax. eight of our senate colleagues have put their name on h.r. 25, the fair tax. the fair tax is a revolutionary proposal, mr. speaker, in that it takes all of the power of the tax code out of washington, d.c., and returns it to men and women back home. you know we can manipulate the behavior of anyone in america through the tax code. if i want folks to wear more pink ties and fewer blue tie, i'll subsidize pink ties for 250% and tax blue ties for 250% and we'll change behavior overnight. do you remember, mr. speaker, when we had the electric vehicle tax credit back in 2010? it was a $7,500 tax credit. we said we are going to give $7,500 to every american to
to pay respect to those faithful americans who filed their tax returns this week. only with a stark reminder of the enormous burden we have placed upon them with our complicated tax code. you know, it's been like a snowball going down a hill. it just gets bigger and more bloated the more cumbersome with each passing year. mr. pittenger: mr. speaker, this needs to stop. we added 4,400 changes to the tax code in the last 10 years. we can make it better. house republicans have a plan. we have a plan to reform the tax code, to make it simpler, to make it fairer, to make it responsible to the american people, put more money in their paychecks and to give more money to them to take care of their families. mr. speaker, american taxpayers deserve better, and we're going to do it. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from the great state of california sook recognition? -- seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one
today on a bill to let states collect sales tax on all online purchases. though ebay ceo has reportedly been recruiting users to rally against the measure. >>> and gas prices could drop another 20 cents by memorial day. it's due to falling oil prices and continued weak energy demand. good news for drivers looking to hit the road. richard? >> we will take that. thank you so much. >>> here are other stories we're keeping an eye on for you. if you're traveling by air today, allow a little more time. it's the first weekday with a 10% slash to the nation's air traffic controller work force. the furloughs went into place last night as part of the so-called sequester. delays were mostly nonexistent on sunday except for waits of up to an hour in and around new york and los angeles. but the real test begins today. the furloughs will last through september and are expected to save about $200 million. >>> the u.s. is on the offense when it comes to china and cybersecurity. "the wall street journal" reporting the obama administration is considering several aggressive options to confront china rangi
be another one of those. but you have had the payroll tax increase go into effect. you've had sequestration go into effect. you have no growth in people's incomes. that was the more disappointing numbers out of the last unemployment insurance report. and if people don't have money, they can't spend money. and finally, we're being affected in the slowdown in europe in particular and the slowdown in the emerging markets. our export growth has fallen to about zero at the moment because there isn't demand overseas for our products. so it feels like a little bit of a soft spot, but we'll see. >> how much of this is consumer confidence, do you think? >> consumer confidence definitely plays a role. but consumers right now don't have the money to spend. and if they went out and spent, they'd be borrowing money. i don't think -- i think it's a more fundamental problem in a way than consumer confidence. >> steve, my long wait yesterday trying to get up to new york, in the lounge was tim geithner waiting for the flight, as well. i asked him, we're seeing these good signs in the economy, how much of it
state sales tax in online purchases. states are currently prohibited from collecting sales tax from online sellers who are not physically located in that state. >>> we're getting new information coming into to cnn now on the death of that m.i.t. police officer who was shot and killed by the tsarnaev brothers. what are you learning? >> we want to give you some perspective on what happened. the officer shawn collier, he did not radio into dispatch to request a diskripgs of the suspects. he did not have time to activate the alert on his radio. we are told he was gunned down between four and five times. it was what amounted to an execution. he was shot in the head and the chest. he was sitting alone in his squad car. it took boston police almost 13 minutes to find the vehicle and realize he was the one who had been injured. they were responding to 911 calls from other people in that vicinity. this officer never had time to alert his fellow colleagues where exactly he was. it is unclear where the two brothers ambushed this officer. did they panic? it is not clear. according to a source,
imgrabts if they pay a $500 back taxes and get a job. they would have to wait ten years to be eligible for a green card, three more years to be eligible for citizenship. it is a pathway to citizenship. it wrangles some like ted cruz of texas. >> any bill that insists upon that jeopardizes the likelihood of passing any immigration reform bill. >> reporter: no question the pathway to citizenship will be the most contentious part of the proposal and that is why the bipartisan gang of eight works so hard in the month leading up to the release of the plan to get influential outside groups like the chamber of commerce on board. >>> air travelers bracing for more delays this morning. the judge refused to stop the furloughs of air traffic controllers.blame for severe flight delays ash the country. jill a sharyl attkisson joins us. >> reporter: the third possible delay of flight delays due to furlough of air traffic controller. the delay stretched from coast to coast. by the end of the night, l.a.x. had one of the biggest backups, nearly two hours. >> the government needs t
-earned tax dollars to go after waste, fraud and abuse, i introduce h.r. 1502 -- listen up -- the social security disability insurance and unemployment benefits double-dip elimination act of 2013. this bill would stop people from receiving disability at the same time they are receiving unemployment. under current law, a person can receive both disability and unemployment at the same time. this isn't right. just doesn't make sense. i don't know how someone can be able and available to work and also be unable to work because of a disability. i urge my colleagues to support this commonsense bill in order to help make sure the disability program is there for those who truly cannot work. president obama also included a similar proposal in his budget, and i look forward to working with the administration to get this bill signed into law. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from california rise? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman i
. yesterday was tax day for everyone in this country but here in boston it was patriots day which commemorates the battles of lexington and concord, the start of the u.s. revolutionary war. big day not only for the country but boston. >> what was supposed to be a celebration turned out differently. let's go back to new york and savannah. >> matt on monday evening president obama spoke about this tragedy offering his thoughts and prayers to the city and vowing justice to those involved. i happened to sit down with him shortly before these explosions and we talked about a number of things in the headlines. we began with the gun legislation before congress that many say is now hanging by a thread. >> i think we've got a good chance of seeing it pass if members of congress are listening to the american people so let's just take the example of background checks. 90% of americans think that we should make it tougher for criminals or people with serious mental illnesses to obtain a gun, and so the notion that congress would defy the overwhelming instinct of the american people after what we saw happe
for internet sales to collect sales tax. >>> and the "washington post" says investors are pouring more money. some wealthy buyers make up 70% of sales. >>> all right. weather looking good around the bay area. nice sunny start to the day to the coastline. the temperatures staying fairly mild in some spots. in the upper 50s already in some areas. 57 degrees in oakland. 57 in vallejo. 57 degrees in san francisco. this afternoon sunshine to the coast.60s evenat th 70s inside the bay and 90 degrees inland in the warmest spots. next couple of days starting to cool down fog returning by wednesday. >> announcer: this national weather report sponsored by the big wedding starring robert d dinero katherine heigl and diane keeton in theaters friday. >>> two police officers were guthe manhunt more the marathon bombers. one gave his life. the other nearly lost his. this morning the friends who became heroes. >>> a legal battle is already brewing over the surviving suspect. should he be treated as an enemy combatant. >>> and a historic tragedy in the rockies. >> i figured,
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